CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW PUPPY!
We know that taking on the responsibility of a new puppy can be an exciting time and also overwhelming! Below you will find some key information and resources to help get you started on the right path!
Click the links to visit pages specific to each topic.
Socialization – Advice on acclimating puppy to your world!
Training– House/ Potty Training, Crate Training, Behavior Training Resources
Vaccinations – General Info, CHV Vaccine Chart, AVMA Needs Based Vaccine Calculator
Parasite Prevention – Overview of the common threats from Intestinal Parasites, Heartworm disease and fleas & ticks plus our recommendations for the preventative medications to protect your pet.
Pet Insurance – Why to consider it and tools to help find a policy
Dental Care – Tips for home dental care and info on dental procedures as your pet ages
Spay & Neuter – Overview of the benefits, when and where to do it.
Pet Toxins – Dangerous and Safe Foods for Dogs, household toxins and Poison Control
Emergency Care – CHV cannot be open 24/7, however we are fortunate to have two facilities in our community available for this very reason. We do occasionally monitor our email, text messages and voicemail after hours and on the weekend. Please feel free to to to reach us to let us know if you have concerns we might be able to assist with even when we are not open, however keep the below contacts handy should your pet need urgent care when we are unable to assist:
Veterinary Specialty Care: Mount Pleasant (843)216-7554
Charleston Veterinary Referral Center: West Ashley (843)614-8387